NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. - Aubuchon Hardware, a Church Street fixture in Whitinsville for 70 years, unexpectedly closed its doors to customers on Monday.
A source said employees were walked out of the store on Monday morning and the locks were changed.
Employees were there this morning, but would not talk to reporters. Inventory was being moved from the store into trucks.
Signs on store doors and windows say: "With much regret, we announce the closing of this store location. For the past 70 years, it has been our pleasure to serve the hardware needs of the town of Whitinsville and its surrounding towns."
The sign said stores in Webster and Southbridge will remain open.